Chelsea, NYC, Oct 2013 - May 2016

The new Lisson Gallery – totalling 8,500 square feet, consisting of 4,500 square feet of gallery and 4,000 square feet of offices, viewing spaces and storage – is housed in a new building under the High Line, connecting 24th to 23rd Street. The space has been constructed around the foundational elements of the High Line and the existing park structure. The architecture is consistent with the aesthetic of the London galleries, with polished concrete floors and an abundance of natural light, provided by two large skylights on either side of the main exhibition space. The space allows for 16-foot ceilings and two massive, undisturbed display walls. The south portion of the building accommodates a private project space, offices, and art handling areas. The façades are cast in exposed white concrete, highlighting the entrance at 504 West 24th Street where the High Line serves as a canopy.

Project team: Joana Bem-Haja, Thomas Barger, Andras Balla
Collaborating designer: studioMDA
AoR: Jam Consulting, Kevin Byrne 
Structural engineer: DeSimone
Mechanical engineer: Buro Happold
Geotechnical engineer: Langan
General contractor: Eurostruct
Concrete contractor: Azzaron 
Developer: Naman Development
Client: Lisson Gallery, Alex Logsdail 

Photography: Jason Schmidt

Lisson Gallery